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thumbnailKremlin threatens gas supplies to Southeast Europe
2014-04-16Several nations receive Russian gas via Ukraine. In other business news: Albania's credit rating sees improvement and Turkey's military spending surpasses Canada.
thumbnailAdditional bailout funding on the way to Greece
2014-04-02Reforms allow Athens to tap into bailout money set aside by international lenders. In other business news: Improved economic conditions allow Cyprus to drop its ceiling on daily cash withdrawals.
thumbnailEU young entrepreneurs programme opens opportunities
2014-04-01The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs initiative allows citizens of Balkan states and Turkey to test their knowledge abroad.
thumbnailEU to take measures against dependency on Russian gas
2014-03-28The European Commission will present an energy plan in June.
thumbnailEuropean countries feel safer under NATO protective umbrella
2014-03-25Officials and regional security experts view the Alliance as crucial to the region's prosperity.
thumbnailRegion calls for diplomatic solution of Ukrainian crisis
2014-03-24Diplomacy is the only way out of the deadlock in Crimea, officials say.
thumbnailSoutheast Europe, Turkey criticise Russian moves in Ukraine
2014-03-20The annexation of Crimea has many worried about Russian ambition in Eastern Europe.
thumbnailFive Serbian cities make list of Europe's top 10
2014-03-19The cities were chosen based on categories including human resources and life and business environment. Also in business news: Cyprus appoints Georghadji as new central bank governor.
thumbnailUkraine crisis significant for Chinese investment in Europe
2014-03-14Beijing has made clear that it wants to retain good relations with the new, pro-Western coalition government in Kiev.
thumbnailBalkans, EU continue struggle for press freedom
2014-03-13Balkan countries remain a dangerous place for journalists, according to a recent report on media freedom.
thumbnailTurkey, Balkan states lead global police training co-operative
2014-03-13Now in its fourth year, INTERPA is a growing international organisation aimed at improving the quality of police training.
thumbnailBulgaria, Serbia improving military co-operation
2014-03-07Joint training operations and preparation for multi-national exercises are the focal points of military co-operation between Bulgaria and Serbia.
thumbnailTransit permits expected to help Turkey and Bulgaria
2014-03-07A new liberalised transit permit regime between Bulgaria and Turkey should help businesses and develop the economy in both countries, officials and business owners say.
thumbnailIMF to help Albania make reforms
2014-03-05A loan from the IMF will help Albania undertake economic reforms. Also in business news: Turkey wants to increase its 20 percent stake in the Trans-Anatolia Gas Pipeline project to 30 percent by April.
thumbnailExperts urge action to help child beggars
2014-03-03Child beggars on the streets are a global phenomenon, but experts and NGOs in Southeast Europe are urging governments to take action.
thumbnailAthletes return from Olympics with sense of togetherness
2014-02-28Memories of friendship and solidarity were forged among athletes from the Balkans and Turkey during the 2014 Sochi Games.
thumbnailEU nudges western Balkans toward economic reform
2014-02-26Improving the financial climate will attract investment, the Union said. In other business news: Bulgaria and Macedonia seek more funding for Corridor 8.
thumbnailBulgarians and Turks boost friendship despite difficult memories
2014-02-25A new book series sheds light on the exodus of ethnic Turks from Bulgaria in 1989 reminds the two communities of the importance of preserving friendship.
thumbnailBloggers focus on remembrance, reconciliation
2014-02-21Remembering victims of war crimes and genocide contributes to reconciliation and tolerance, bloggers say.
thumbnailRomania's GDP growth leads the EU
2014-02-19Quarterly economic growth registers at 1.7 percent in Romania, Eurostat says. In other business news: Turkey ranks third in a list of the world's friendliest destinations for Muslim travellers; Albania encourages Italian investment.

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